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Jim's Blog — Campaigns

No border sewage, a campaign to address the horrific shape of the Tijuana River watershed

May 23, 2012

No border sewage, a campaign to address the horrific shape of the Tijuana River watershed

Topics: Chapters Waves Campaigns Water Quality Surfing

The border between San Diego and Tijuana is... a mess. Our baselines have shifted and some haven't even noticed the slow-motion disaster.

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16 wins in last 90 days

April 25, 2012

16 wins in last 90 days

Topics: Beach access Victories Coastal development Water Beaches Coastal armoring Campaigns

Surfrider's activist network continues the scorching pace and delivers 16 wins in the last 90 days. Kudos to the volunteers behind these victories.

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Ten coastal victories in the last 60 days

March 27, 2012

Ten coastal victories in the last 60 days

Topics: Victories Coastal development Chapters Beaches Coastal armoring Campaigns Activism Plastics Water Quality Surfing

Ten wins for our coast in the last 60 days thanks to volunteers around the nation.

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Kelly Slater talks about Surfrider Japan’s work

March 20, 2012

Kelly Slater talks about Surfrider Japan’s work

Topics: Water Coastal armoring Campaigns Water Quality Surfing

Kelly Slater weighs in on Surfrider Japan's new focus on water quality testing.

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Interview with Maurice Cole on Save Bells Beach

March 17, 2012

Interview with Maurice Cole on Save Bells Beach

Topics: Beach access Coastal development Beaches Waves Campaigns Surfing

Maurice and I connected to get the update on what the issues are at Bell Beach.

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Investing 16 years into a campaign

March 08, 2012

Investing 16 years into a campaign

Topics: Victories Coastal development Coastal armoring Stories Campaigns Activism

Jim Jaffe encapsulates the idea of "constant pressure, endlessly applied." He and a few others in this category deserve massive credit for their ongoing, multi-decade investment in single campaigns with large precedent setting value.

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A network that learns from itself

January 23, 2012

A network that learns from itself

Topics: Strategy Chapters Campaigns Activism Culture Shifting DIY Activism Modern Activism

Surfrider strives to become a network that learns from itself... for the benefit of our coasts.

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Surfing is not a crime

January 20, 2012

Surfing is not a crime

Topics: Beach access Victories Chapters Beaches Waves Campaigns Activism Surfing

Is surfing a crime? In many places it is. You can change that.

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2011 coastal victories

January 04, 2012

2011 coastal victories

Topics: Beach access Victories Chapters Campaigns Activism Plastics Water Quality

Since 2006 Surfrider's network has delivered more than 175 coastal victories. In 2011 we added 25 to the list. Here's how they break down.

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Marine debris removal in Puerto Rico

January 03, 2012

Marine debris removal in Puerto Rico

Topics: Water Chapters Campaigns Activism

Check out this video from our Rincon, Puerto Rico chapter. In a few minutes you'll understand what debris removal looks like.

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How we will change the world in 2012

December 13, 2011

How we will change the world in 2012

Topics: Victories Chapters Campaigns Activism Culture Shifting

Surfrider Foundation's 250,000 supporters, activists and members will change the world in 2012. I know this with certainty.

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Ban the bag in Wilmington, North Carolina

December 07, 2011

Ban the bag in Wilmington, North Carolina

Topics: Chapters Campaigns Activism DIY Activism Plastics

There is no better content than activist-created content. This is another gem.

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Seattle’s Space Needle snags giant plastic bag

November 30, 2011

Seattle’s Space Needle snags giant plastic bag

Topics: Events Chapters Campaigns Activism Communications DIY Activism Modern Activism Plastics

I heard a representative from NYC share the joke that the State flower is a plastic bag stuck in a tree. Looks like bags are taking over cities all over.

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What is “surfing area protection”?

November 11, 2011

What is “surfing area protection”?

Topics: Policy Beach fill Beaches Economics Waves Coastal armoring Campaigns Activism Water Quality Surfing

Ever wonder what it means to protect a wave? Watch this video and you'll know.

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If you split an illegal project into thirds, it’s still illegal

October 31, 2011

If you split an illegal project into thirds, it’s still illegal

Topics: Victories Coastal development Waves Campaigns Activism Surfing

Splitting something that is wrong into thirds doesn't somehow make it less wrong.

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“More pavement is always better than less pavement”

October 07, 2011

“More pavement is always better than less pavement”

Topics: Beach access Victories Coastal development Waves Campaigns Water Quality Surfing

The TCA is playing games again. The current version is splitting up an illegal road into parts. Save Trestles.

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Dave Rastovich and Transparentsea plug into Save Gaviota campaign

October 03, 2011

Dave Rastovich and Transparentsea plug into Save Gaviota campaign

Topics: Beach access Coastal development Music Campaigns Activism Surfing

Rasta and Transparentsea are sailing down the coast. First stop, Gaviota coast.

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The most important thing we can do is share

September 08, 2011

The most important thing we can do is share

Topics: Strategy Chapters Campaigns Activism Communications

Our ever-growing network, now spanning five continents is increasingly impressive. What will make it formidable everywhere is directly related to how much it shares its assets, intelligence and learnings across the network.

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Welcome to the Jersey Shore… can you leave now?

June 29, 2011

Welcome to the Jersey Shore… can you leave now?

Topics: Beach access Policy Coastal development Beaches Campaigns

There are few things... ok, nothing, free and open regarding the New Jersey shore. The pay-to-play game regarding Jersey shore beach access is escalating and the public is the one that stands to lose... again.

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Coastal access for all… even in Dana Point

June 16, 2011

Coastal access for all… even in Dana Point

Topics: Policy Victories Coastal development Chapters Beaches Campaigns Activism Surfing

Our coastlines are our open spaces, they are public spaces. Coastal access is a right. The California Coastal Commission agrees with this and recently ruled The Strand in Dana Point needed to take down their gates which are locking the public out of the beach.

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